PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PRICE NEXT TO EACH PUPPY ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL LITER PAGE IS ALWAYS THE CURRENT ASKING PRICE.
So your interested in the big question. The price of our dogs. I'll try to explain it all here. If you run into any questions just contact us and we'll try and clear it up.
To start off with Yes my pricing is different for Tri coloured and merle coloured puppies. I do not raise the price of the Merles, I lower the price of the tri's. With all of the health testing, socializing, and extra's you get with a Stoverly puppy, every puppy is well worth $1500-$2000, however we lower the price of most tri coloured puppies to give them a chance to find a home. If the ri coloured puppy is very flashy with more desirable markings than other tri coloured puppies, you may very well find that those puppies are priced higher than plain puppies. Too many people are more than happy to let a great tri go unsold while they wait for a merle, we hope that by lowering the price of the less desirable colours we can give them a great chance at finding homes.
PET QUALITY Puppies Pricing:
These puppies are ALWAYS sold on strict legally drawn up, spay and neuter agreements. You may NOT breed these dogs. Pet quality puppies may have prick ears, white on their body, or teeth that do not properly line up, they may have structural flaws making them unsuitable for breeding, they may also have minor eye exam notations making them unsuitable for breeding but make fine family pets. None of these reasons for the lower prices will affect it as a pet in any way. The health is completely normal for a pet. It just means it is not necessarily a puppy that we would keep in our breeding program and we would not offer it as a show/breed prospect to other breeders. These are the base prices we start with and increase prices from here.
SHOW/BREED QUALITY Puppies pricing
These are puppies that I would keep in my breeding program myself. They are higher quality, usually very flashy with great markings, but not always, exceptional structure and fabulous health and temperament. These puppies are the highly sought after pups that we wish all our puppies were like. These puppies are priced higher to reflect their superior quality. We charge a general pet purchase price so that you can own them as pets to be spayed or neutered if you want to. We do not mark many puppies up in price if they are going as pets, but if the puppy is exceptional we will. If you want breeding rights these are the ONLY puppies we will allow someone to breed. You must first complete necessary testing and get certain titles on your puppy, when that has been accomplished to the satisfaction of the contract you may breed the dog and then I am owed a secondary fee equal to the original purchase price of the puppy or a puppy back if I so choose. Each contract is drawn up individually to meet the needs of the buyer, so each contract will be different.
Adult Dogs For Sale:
These may be dogs that we had kept as puppies and hoped to breed but they may not have grown up the way we had hoped. They may not have the personality we want for our breeding dogs. They may be too shy or reserved with strangers. They may not have the structure we need, we should only be breeding the best structure to produce sound healthy puppies, so if the puppy didn't grow up that way, we may decide to sell it. If a health test came back unfavorable for breeding, it could be something as simple as being a carrier for a disease we are trying to eradicate, a failed eye exam or failed hip x-rays. These dogs may be as young as 12-24 months old. These may also be older retired dogs from breeding, perhaps we have bred a dog once or twice and do not like the quality of puppies we are getting. Perhaps we have had several litters from the dog and it's now time for them to move on to a pet life and make room for the next generation. It may also be a puppy we sold that the owners could no longer keep and it is now looking for a new home. These are not rescues since we bred them here. Adult dogs have all age appropriate vaccinations, worming, are micro-chipped and registered, they may also have titles in certain areas and likely have genetic testing suitable for breeding. Depending on the individual dog there is likely a lot of training also done which you will benefit from and they may be spayed/neutered.
Assuming the dog is healthy the prices will be as follows - if the dog is not already spayed/neutered, that cost is on top of the purchase price below. These prices are for dogs which will be spayed/neutered, NOT sold for breeding.
6-12 months. You are getting all of the vaccinations including rabies, (and additional
$300 value). Puppy is well on it's way to house training or is house trained. The puppy is completely crate trained and has basic manners, will know sit, down, come when called, walk nice on a leash and a variety of fun beginner tricks such as spin, shake a paw, and target.
1-3 years. You are getting a dog who has a lot of work put into it and a full life ahead.
It is completely house trained, crate trained, travels well, walks well on and off lead, has an excellent recall, knows many different commands and tricks such as, sit, down, stay, heel, touch, target, spin, twist, over, through, leg weave, tunnel, shake a paw, high 5 and wave. More may be taught depending on the individual dog. You will pay more for the time we have put into them. Depending on the age of the dog you also now have the 1 year booster vaccine.
3-5 years. You now have also likely gotten the second adult booster. The dog is
likely spayed/neutered at this age but not always. We have now put more time and training into the dog, the level of training will be different with each dog. Some are at or close to competition level sports (disc, flyball or agility). They have been herding and are very well socialized. The training of these dogs can often be used to per sue them as therapy dogs or personal support dogs. We can fine tune any training you need.
Over 5 years old we start to discount the price because now you are getting less
years out of the dog you are purchasing. The training is the same but the years you get with the dog are less so we take that into consideration.
Any health issues that will affect the dogs life or possibly require attention at a later
date in the way of medication or surgery is discounted to reflect the inconvenience of the health issue. The discount is regardless of the age and training of the dog, it is reflective of the health condition and impact on that dogs future.
We will also keep a puppy for you and do training that you request, so if you are looking for a dog for a special need, to help pick things up if you are in a wheel chair, to help open and close doors etc, that is something we can do for a cost. Assume the cost of training will be reflective of the prices and ages above but will be specific to what you require for your needs.
We do take in rescue dogs. We have an entire page dedicated to details on our rescue efforts. Rescue dogs are not dogs from us, we do not know much if anything about their back ground, they often come with a lot of baggage in the way of health and temperament issues. People don't generally get rid of great family pets. Our rescue is privately run, we are in no way a non profit organization, we pay for all expenses out of our own pockets. Some dogs have quick turn around times and cost us less, and others come with a lot of baggage, need medical attention, spay/neutering, and stay with us a lot longer. To recover those costs we must charge sales fees for the dogs we care for. If caring for rescues starts to cost us our mortgage payments, we will have to stop helping those animals in need or raise their prices. So the fee's collected from sales of rescue dogs goes back to cover the expenses of the next dogs to come into our care.
Rescues are currently priced at $500 - price subject to change -